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Day Trips

A Day in Excelsior

Spend the day exploring one of my favorite summertime towns.

Go Hiking at Frontenac State Park

A day hike at Frontenac State Park in southeast Minnesota is well worth the drive.

Road Trip Through Mississippi Crossings on the Great River Road

Visit the towns and attractions that line the 145-mile Mississippi Crossings portion of the Great River Road.

24 Family-Friendly Hours in Stillwater

Here's how my perfect family day in Stillwater would play out.

Anoka: The Mini-Minneapolis

Spend a day (or weekend) shopping, dining, and being entertained in Anoka.

Collecting Memories, Collecting Treasures

Take a road trip to Dawson, Minn. to see gnomes, antiques, and more.

Spend the Afternoon in Scandia

Scandia is a hidden gem, complete with beautiful scenery, Swedish history, unique shops, and an old-fashioned café that does everything right.

Shop Your Way Through River Falls

Take a day and leisurely shop the gift and thrift stores in downtown River Falls.

So Much to See and Do In Hudson

"Just across the river in ‘Sconnie" are all sorts of fun day-trip activities.

Como Town is Fun for Everyone

Como Town Amusement Park, adjacent to Como Zoo and Conservatory, is now open for the 2013 season.


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About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

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